I see a lot of people pushing this piece on twitter:
While there me some disagreement over the winner of last night’s NBC/POLITICO debate, there was an incontrovertible loser — former top-tier candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
If you read the media reports you would think she was dropping out tomorrow, let me tell you something the only person in the Bachmann camp in danger of job loss is her hairdresser (her hair looked AWFUL)
Now I haven’t endorsed Bachmann or any of the current presidential candidates but that’s ok because we are months MONTHS before the first real votes are cast.
Let me clue everyone in on something: The last debate highlighted Bachmann vs Pawlenty for 2 reasons:
1. That’s what the media template created
2. It was good television and its all about the eyeballs.
This debate was all Romney, Perry & Huntsman for three reasons:
1. Romney Perry was the media template already made
2. Romney vs Perry was good television and it’s all about the eyeballs.
3. It’s MSNBC and they love Jon Huntsman the way Cyrano loved Roxanne as Stacy McCain noted::
A press release from the Herman Cain campaign notes: “During the 1 hour and 45 minute debate, Cain received a total of five questions for less than six minutes of speaking time.” But Cain is an actual Republican, whereas Governor Asterisk (Huntsman) worked for the Obama administration and favors gay civil unions, so we know who gets the media love, right?
The “Bachmann is fading” is the new template for the media so you will see more of that. Perhaps that why she’s decided to try to force a new one called Bachmann steps up:
She didn’t get a lot of camera time in Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, but Rep. Michele Bachmann may be in the spotlight Thursday night, following President Obama’s jobs speech in front of Congress.
The three-term congresswoman from Minnesota and GOP White House hopeful announced Thursday morning that she will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to react to the president’s address
The question is will the media like that template or do they prefer: ” Bachmann gets desperate?”
Either way whatever CNN decides the next template is for the next debate will be what they push because the media always validates itself, and wants good television.
Make Template, Push Template, Validate Template; Wash, rinse, repeat, that is what you will see over and over until actual votes are cast and the people change the template for them.
Until that day, I would not panic or worry or let the media decide who to support, who to contribute to or who should run and who should not.